DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-03-23ReedsvillePaAlltrista Plastics LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment
An employee was separating an injection molding tool. The employee hooked up one of the mold's two sides to overhead hoists and began to separate the mold. The other side (weighing 500 pounds) fell over and crushed the employee's left ring finger against a work bench.
2020-02-28New CastleDelawareAMERICAN BRIDGE COMPANYHead and trunkStruck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
A crew of ironworkers was disassembling am 1,100-pound steel jacking frame using chain hoists. The upper section of the frame freed from the upper bracket and the load became unstable, swung free, and knocked an employee to the ground. The employee suffered a concussion and lacerations to the kidney and pancreas.
2019-03-26RothschildWisconsinWEC Energy Group IncToes(s), toenail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was working with two other employees, standing on a work platform, and using two chain fall hoists to remove a 2600 lb. pulley out of the active coke pellet conveyor. When the pulley was hoisted out of the conveyor slot, the weight of the conveyor changed and the pulley moved and pinched the employee's toe between the pulley and its box/container. The employee suffered a partial amputation of the right big toe.
2017-09-06Grand ForksNorth DakotaJ.R. Simplot CompanyFinger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was using two hoists to lift a 5-foot section of channel iron that was supporting a 200-pound motor. Hoist hooks supported the channel iron through eyelets. While positioning the hoist, the employee placed his finger through an eyelet. Weight shifted, creating a pinch point between the eyelet and the hoist hook that amputated his finger.
2016-09-29South PointOhioSuperior Marine Ways, Inc.SkullStruck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
On September 29, 2016, an employee was helping to install a torque (transmission) on a large bulldozer using chain hoists when one of the hoists gave way, allowing the transmission to come down and strike the employee's head and face. The employee suffered forehead lacerations, facial trauma, and a skull fracture.
2016-07-20BaytownTexasFluor and JGC Joint VentureLower leg(s)Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
Rigging employees were setting a pipe that was 20 feet long, 24 inches in diameter, and weighed 5 tons. As the load was being transferred from the crane to the rack, the riggers were adjusting the chain fall hoists. Slack was taken up in one of the hoists, which caused the pipe to lift. When the pipe lifted the injured employee was straddling the beam, and the shoe plate of the pipe contacted the injured employee's left lower leg, causing a compound fracture. The employee was admitted to the hos
2015-06-10WauwatosaWisconsinAlro Steel CorporationFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was cutting the banding on a bundle of 5 3/4" steel on dual hoists and a basket hitch on each end using a manual banding cutter and crushed the tip of his pinky finger between two pieces of steel, resulting in the amputation of his fingertip. He was wearing cut level 4 gloves and sleeves, hardhat, safety glasses + side shield, and steel-toed metatarsal boots.